Wreckage of crashed EgyptAir plane found at sea near Alexandria

CAIRO — The Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement on Friday it had found parts of debris from the missing EgyptAir plane 290 kilometers north of the coastal city of Alexandria.

“The Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found some personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage,” Mohamed Samir, spokesman for the army, said in a statement on his Facebook page.

Working on combing the sea and recovering the wreckage are still underway, the statement added.

The Egyptian Civil Aviation ministry said Egypt, Greece, and France were all involved in the search for the plane.

The Airbus A320, en route from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radar screens on Thursday at 2:45 a.m. Cairo local time (0045 GMT) with 66 people aboard, including 30 Egyptians and 15 French. PNA/Xinhua/northboundasia.com